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The Space Adventures of Flash Gordon


Published 1954


This is episode number 5 of the one and only season of the original Flash Gordon television series from the 1950's. In this episode King Akim rules over a planet where cruelty, hate, and lawlessness are virtues and murder is commonplace. A G.B.I. agent is sent to investigate, but Akim the Terrible brainwashes him and orders the agent to assassinate Flash Gordon.


Run time 26 Minutes
Producer Wenzel Lüdecke
Production Company Inter-Continental Film Productions
Audio/Visual sound, B & W
Language English


Reviews

Reviewer: richgoup - - October 24, 2011
Subject: Akim the Terrible (Flash Gordon).
Season 1, episode 5.
Original air date: 5 November 1954.
The space patrol sends Flash`s best friend to investigate a planet where it is reported that mercy is a crime and the weak are exploited. the agent is captured, brainwashed and sent back to murder Flash. Thanks to Dale`s timely intervention, Flash survives the attack, and the pair are sent back to the world to learn how Flash`s friend was tricked into trying to assassinate his friend.
Cast: Steve Holland (Flash Gordon), Irene Champlin (Dale Arden) and Joe Nash (Dr. Hans Zarkov).
From IMDB.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - August 8, 2008
Subject: Heil Flash!
In this episode of the terribly odd series Flash Gordon, we learn of a planet called Kares, or something like that, where Bad is Good! Good is Bad! the space commission sends a representative to check things out, but he is kidnapped, and forced into um, a strobing chair.. Now he is bad! And he's instructed to kill Flash Gordon! Oh Noes!
All of this is plain odd. The planet looks like it was decorated by a six year old. the alien costumes are just strange, the actors are pretty odd themselves (especially the guy playing the space rep) and the acting is sometimes laughable. Check out when Flash defeats his former friend, and Dale shrieks out with "FLASH I DON'T UNDERSTAND! WHY WAS HE TRYING TO KILL YOU?"
Interesting that this whole series was filmed in West Berlin. Which would explain the accents all the bad guys have...
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